By Serena | 2020-01-08 | News

Photo of orange and green leaves on a branch laden with snow.

Photo by Sorina Bindea on Unsplash

Our office is now open again for the new term, and we’re providing support sessions for folks by appointment as we re-establish our regular support hours.

In the Fall term, our team of staff and volunteers facilitated 9 workshops and 7 Men’s Circles, and conducted 38 hours of support sessions. Here is a list of some of the things we got up to during last term:

  • Events on campus – The AVP team worked intensively with our partners in the UVSS and UVic to bring you Sexualized Violence Awareness Week in September, culminating with emPOWERment, a night of burlesque and other entertainment dedicated to addressing sexualized violence and empowering survivors. 
  • During 5 Days of Action in November, we ran two workshops: Our Understanding Consent Culture Workshop, and a Simple Tools for Skillful Boundaries workshop delivered in partnership with Hannah Harris-Sutro.
  • We also played a key role in putting on A Walk to End Gender-Based Violence in December, with our Community Relations Coordinator Serena emceeing the event. Thanks to all of our campus community partners and folks who attended our events, and look for us at Wellness Week and other events in the spring.
  • Team Updates – Our wonderful interim Support Coordinator Sharyn left AVP in November, and we now have Marwo back on the team! We wish Sharyn all the best, it was so lovely to have her with us this past year. We also had Alida join us last term as the Volunteer Organizer, and while her stay with us was ultimately short-lived, it was a lot of fun to have her on the team. We’re hiring a new Volunteer Organizer in the new year—here’s the job posting for that position and let us know if you have any questions about the team!
  • Last but not least, several of our team worked hard on planning Red Umbrella Day on December 17th, and it was a great success with a large attendance and wonderful burlesque and spoken word performances.

Here’s a breakdown of some of our monthly stats:

What did we get up to last term?

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